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Environment : Environmental Protection and Conservation

Wild Montana

Uniting and mobilizing communities to keep Montana wild.

94.72

80 South Warren Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 443-7350   Web Site
EIN: 51-0198932

Board Leadership
Debo Powers
President

CEO
Ben Gabriel
Executive Director

 
 
  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 94.72
  Financial 93.17
  Accountability & Transparency 97.00
This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

Uniting and mobilizing communities to keep Montana wild. We envision a Montana where people and wildlife flourish because public lands and waters are wild and connected.

Since 1958, we've been uniting and mobilizing people across Montana, creating and growing a conservation movement around a shared love of wild public lands and waters. We work at the local level, building trust, fostering collaboration, and forging agreements for protecting the wild, enhancing public land access, and helping communities thrive.

Our work has resulted in 16 wilderness areas, the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, and other legislative, administrative, and executive victories that have protected millions of acres of public lands from irresponsible development and degradation.

In recent years, our work has expanded into the state capitol, the federal level, and we are doing our part to make public land more accessible and welcoming.

Uniting and mobilizing communities to keep Montana wild. We envision a Montana where people and wildlife flourish because public lands and waters are wild and connected.

Since 1958, we've been uniting and mobilizing people across Montana, creating and growing a conservation movement around a shared love of wild public lands and waters. We work at the local level, building trust, fostering collaboration, and forging agreements for protecting the wild, enhancing public land access, and helping communities thrive.

Our work has resulted in 16 wilderness areas, the Upper Missouri River Breaks National Monument, and other legislative, administrative, and executive victories that have protected millions of acres of public lands from irresponsible development and degradation.

In recent years, our work has expanded into the state capitol, the federal level, and we are doing our part to make public land more accessible and welcoming.

Financial

93.17

Accountability & Transparency

97.00

This rating was published 02/01/2021 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
82.7%
  Administrative Expenses 9.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 7.3%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.07
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 1.54
  Program Expenses Growth 6.3%
  Liabilities to Assets 14.5%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wild Montana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by Wild Montana on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wild Montana (MT) 94.72
Washington Trails Association (WA) 92.63
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 92.23
Appalachian Mountain Club (MA) 90.62
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (DC) 88.01

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $2,256,954
   Federated Campaigns $0
   Membership Dues $169,847
   Fundraising Events $0
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $0
Total Contributions $2,426,801
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $2,426,801
   Other Revenue $86,307
TOTAL REVENUE $2,513,108
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $2,176,431
   Administrative Expenses $245,623
   Fundraising Expenses $209,585
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $2,631,639
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $-118,531
   
Net Assets $3,748,261

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
People: Inform, Inspire, Advocate $804,156 36.9%
Protection of Wild Places and Land Designation $722,767 33.2%
Quiet Trails Initiative for Non-Motorized Use of Wild Lands $649,508 29.8%

Ratings History
Wild Montana has received 8 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-09 02/01/2021 94.72
2018-09 08/01/2019 94.01
2017-09 09/01/2018 96.25
2016-09 11/01/2017 96.26
2015-09 08/01/2016 96.17
2014-09 06/01/2016 96.63
 
CN 2.0
2014-09 09/01/2015 97.57
2013-09 07/01/2014 91.75
2012-09 08/01/2013 93.85
2011-09 07/01/2012 86.47
2010-09 09/20/2011 86.85
 
CN 1.0
2009-09 06/01/2010 88.03
2007-12 05/01/2009 85.35
2006-12 02/01/2008 82.38
2005-12 11/01/2006 87.46
2004-12 01/01/2006 98.76
2003-12 05/01/2005 95.55

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 51-0198932
Name in IRS Master File MONTANA WILDERNESS ASSOCIATION INC
NTEE Code C34
NTEE Classification Land Resources Conservation
NTEE Type Environmental Quality, Protection and Beautification
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (460) Public interest litigation activities
(125) Giving information or opinion (see also Advocacy)
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date December, 1978
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End September
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • September, 2018
  • September, 2017
  • September, 2016
  • September, 2015
  • September, 2014
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$102,460 3.89% Ben Gabriel Executive Director

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
Wild Montana (MT) 94.72
Green Mountain Club (VT) 87.11
Leave No Trace Center for Outdoor Ethics (CO) 92.23
East Coast Greenway (NC) 94.07
Rails-To-Trails Conservancy (DC) 88.01

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Charity Contact Info

Wild Montana
80 South Warren
Helena, MT 59601
tel: (406) 443-7350
fax: (406) 443-0750
EIN: 51-0198932

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Board Leadership

Debo Powers
President

CEO

Ben Gabriel
Executive Director

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